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Bike cargo trailers are amazing tools for getting more out of a bicycle -- and keeping you a out of your car. In all their variety, bike cargo trailers are the perfect tools for hauling stuff by bike.

We cover touring, commuting, errands, and generally doing more by bike -- so we don't leave out cargo bikes and conversions.

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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Greg’s Xtracycle Dog Rig

Greg, sent in this clever setup for using his Xtracycle to commute with this his dog. A good use of the WideLoaders.

The customer innovation never stops! Keep on sending in those photos

My new commuter that gets me and my "child" to work every day

Rudi’s Techno-BOB Trailer Wonder

We were really impressed to see these photos of Rudi’s  very impressive bike touring setup.  This is a very interesting example of utilizing the products together that we represent through 3 of our 4 specialty shops, BikeTrailerShop.com, BikeBagShop.com and BikeTechShop.com.

Greetings from Berlin, Germany.  I have mounted a solar panel on my B.O.B. Ibex. Since I do a lot of camping and carry some electronics with me (GPS, phone, mp3-player, sometimes due to my job a laptop), there’s always the need to charge some batteries.

The rear two boxes carry two 7.2 Ah accumulators which serve as a buffer, a solar charger and the rest of the electronics like step-up/step-down converters for the different voltages I need.

Seamus’s Suspicion of Ortlieb’s Motives

We generally prefer the Ortlieb Ultimate 5 Classic and Plus handlebar bags in the medium sizes.  The large just seems a little too large.  But it seems that our customer has figured out the main reason why Ortlieb developed the slightly larger version of this bag.
I love to ride my bicycle.  I also like my beer.  I don’t drink and drive, and thank goodness my bike has enough horse-sense to get me home in case I have a beer or two while out and about.
I have a large Ortlieb Handlebar bag.  I am now beginning to believe that the German engineers whom designed this bag also like to ride and drink because a 6-Pack of bottled beer fits PERFECTLY in this bag, and still offers just enough room for my mini Abus U-lock on the side.
Reverse engineering at its finest, or a fantastic coincidence? I don’t care, but a big Thank You is in order!!!
Great beer from Great Divide, a great bag, and a great bike – Ride on!